The Seattle Seahawks responded Wednesday to the collapse of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin during this week’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals.
In a press conference, team physician Jonathan Drezner, M.D., said there was a lot the NFL and its teams could learn from the incident, which prompted a first-of-its-kind response from the league.
“Any of these events should make everyone press pause and think about, ‘Do we have everything in place? Is there anything we can do better?’” Drezner said. “This is the first cardiac arrest in the NFL in modern time, I think it’s really important. There’s probably a lot to learn from this over time that we can share as medical professionals.”
According to the Bills, Hamlin remains hospitalized in critical condition but showed “signs of improvement” overnight into Wednesday.
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